Events - June 2019

Thursday, June 27, 2019 — 5:35 PM EDT
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We are excited to welcome speaker, serial entrepreneur, multiple awards winner, and investor - Janét Aizenstros. Janét will deliver a talk entitled "Pioneer Adventures in Entrepreneurship and Business" followed by a fireside chat.

Please register and join us in the Conrad School Hub on June 27 at 5:35 p.m. for an inspiring and enlightening eventing with a dynamic and mult-factected Canadian entrepreneur.

Thursday, June 27, 2019 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
Graduate Student Stress Management Group - Image of students working on computers
  • This group offers a safe, confidential space in which to talk about the stressors in graduate school and life, emotions (including problems with anxiety and depression), and relationships. This group can be attended on a drop-in basis - attendance at each session is not required.
  • Understand how to navigate issues in your academic and personal life.
  • Share your experience, obtain feedback, and explore new ways of coping with issues unique to graduate students in a safe and confidential context.
Thursday, June 27, 2019 — 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM EDT
Summer 2019 Indigenization reading circle June 27 and July 25, 10:30–11:45, HH235

Would you like to know more about Indigenization and reconciliation in the university context? Join us in the FAUW Indigenization Reading Circle. Your area of expertise doesn’t matter because there are no prerequisites! Together we will work at hearing Indigenous voices and contemplate what respect for Indigenous ways of knowing and being means for universities. 

All members of the UW community are welcome.

Summer 2019 sessions are:

Thursday, June 27, 2019 — 10:00 AM to Friday, June 28, 2019 — 6:00 PM EDT

The Patient Safety 2019 is a platform for nursing students, faculty, deans, researchers, and leaders to collaborate on topics affecting nursing education.

Thursday, June 27, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Preparing and delivering dynamic presentations takes practice. Explore how to organize your information, create powerful visual aids, and connect to your audience. Join us for fun and practice that will help take the fear out of presenting.

Register for the workshop through WCONLINE.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

COME OUT TO VELOCITY START AND BYSB!

Come join us to learn about the basics of setting up your startups brand and the online platforms available to help you! Learn about the importance of establishing a brand, how to establish a brand, and the tools available to help you establish your brand.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 — 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
Coping Skills Seminars - uwaterloo.ca/campus-wellness

Learn the basics of self-care, mindfulness, meditation, and useful strategies for coping with anxiety and stress in our 1-hour Coping Skills Seminars.

Register on LEADS

Cultivating Resiliency

Learn how to:

  • Develop healthier self-care habits
  • Shift unhelpful mindsets
  • Deal with disappointment
  • Motivate yourself after failure
  • Relax using breathing techniques
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 — 4:00 PM EDT

1-hour support group for anyone struggling with disordered eating or issues with food

  • All students are welcome to drop-in at any session to speak in a friendly, informal and confidential space
  • The group will be facilitated by a student volunteer and a Campus Wellness clinician
  • Sessions will run every 2nd Tuesday and 4th Wednesday of the month
  • Sign up is available on LEADS or drop-in to any session
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 — 3:00 PM EDT
Logo for Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy

The Waterloo Insitute for Sustainable Energy is pleased to host Mohamed Elkadragy, a renewable energy scientist for an interactive public lecture that welcomes individuals from all faculties to join the conversation.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Notebook with pencil

This training teaches participants how to recognize and support someone who may be having thoughts of suicide. QPR is an education and awareness program that provides direction as to how to Question a person with thoughts of suicide, how to Persuade them to get help, and how to Refer the person to appropriate professional resources.

Training content:

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

Pilates is a toning and body alignment class that concentrates on strengthening the body with an emphasis on core strength. Pilates helps to build long, lean muscles and works the abdominals, back, butt, legs, and arms.

The benefits of Pilates includes toning muscles and enhancing posture, functional ability and body awareness. Pilates is a great addition to other exercise programs and helps to improve general fitness and overall well-being.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 — 5:00 PM EDT
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On June 25th Entrepreneurship @ Environment is hosting Equal Entrepreneurs - women's voices on ideation, inspiration, and navigating entrepreneurship. Take this opportunity to engage with a panel of women on topics around entrepreneurship, overcoming and embracing obstacles, and the opportunity for women to use entrepreneurship to address social/environmental challenges.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 — 5:00 PM EDT

Student Level: Masters, Senior, Junior, Intermediate, PhD 
Student Type: Co-op and Graduating 

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 — 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
People collaborating in a meeting room

The Wellness Collaborative is the cross-campus partnership to move the Okanagan Charter and Healthy Workplace Statement into action. All members of the University of Waterloo community are invited to attend this free event. The agenda runs 9:00 am - 11:30 am with informal networking and refreshments starting at 8:30.

Monday, June 24, 2019 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Coping Skills Seminars - uwaterloo.ca/campus-wellness

Learn the basics of self-care, mindfulness, meditation, and useful strategies for coping with anxiety and stress in our 1-hour Coping Skills Seminars.

Register on LEADS.

Thriving With Emotions

Monday, June 24, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

This workshop offers graduate students an introduction to the world of academic publishing. You will learn about the steps in the publication process, including revising course work before submitting it to journals, communicating effectively with journal editors, and handling comments from reviewers.

Register for the workshop through WCONLINE.

Friday, June 21, 2019 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
Chris Eliasmith and colleagues at whiteboard

Waterloo’s Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience invites everyone to an open house, the culmination of a two-week workshop that teaches researchers how to build sophisticated brain models. These international experts will demonstrate brain models running on laptops, robots, and specialized brain-like computers while simulating neural functions. Among the brain-like computers used at the summer school is Loihi, a new neuromorphic chip developed Intel Labs.

Friday, June 21, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
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Waterloo researchers are invited to attend a workshop on Friday, June 21, hosted by NSERC, to learn about the new Alliance Grants. The Alliance Grants program supports collaboration between university researchers and partner organizations within the private, public, or not-for-profit sectors. The Alliance Grants program will be the cornerstone of NSERC’s collaborative-research funding vehicles, replacing familiar grants such as IRC, CRD, Strategic, Engage, and Connect.

Thursday, June 20, 2019 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
Graduate Student Stress Management Group - Image of students working on computers
  • This group offers a safe, confidential space in which to talk about the stressors in graduate school and life, emotions (including problems with anxiety and depression), and relationships. This group can be attended on a drop-in basis - attendance at each session is not required.
  • Understand how to navigate issues in your academic and personal life.
  • Share your experience, obtain feedback, and explore new ways of coping with issues unique to graduate students in a safe and confidential context.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

This week is all about perfecting your pitch! We will show you the different components of a pitch, and you will have the chance to practice informally with your peers. Learn from experienced and winning pitch coaches, Patrick Martinson; Campus Lead Mentor, Velocity, and Phil Everson; Velocity Startup Coach.

 You will walk away from this workshop ready to create the perfect pitch.

We encourage you to register for the workshop and free pizza!

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 — 5:30 PM EDT
word cloud featuring ethics and moral
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 — 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Notebook with pens

This training consists of a facilitated discussion of the online More Feet on the Ground mental health education program. This program uses those online materials, as well as vignettes to teach students, staff, and faculty how to Recognize, Respond, and Refer individuals experiencing mental health concerns on campus.

 

Registration is on LEADS.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
Alex Mihailidis.

Professor Alex Mihailidis' research is focused on the development of intelligent home systems for elder care and wellness, and adaptive tools for nurses and clinical applications. Hosted by the Network for Aging Research, this second annual lecture is presented in honour of William Forbes, a pioneer in the field of gerontology and the founding director of the Gerontology program at the University of Waterloo.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 — 11:30 AM EDT

Student Level: PhD, Masters, Junior, Intermediate, Senior 
Student Type: Co-op and Graduating 

  • Theme - Computing: Hardware
  • Computing: Systems Security and Cryptography
  • Computing: Software
  • Computing: Quality Assurance
  • Computing: Information Systems

Solving the Mass Data Fragmentation with Cohesity

Monday, June 17, 2019 — 6:30 PM EDT
A group of people in conversation

Please join us for a cybersecurity panel discussion and networking event with Engineering and Math alumni and friends in London. Dean of Math Stephen Watt will be moderating the panel, which will include experts in this area as well as policy experts.

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